The definition of a wharf is a wood or stone structure built along the side of a water of body for ships to tie up against during loading.(noun)
An example of a wharf is a dock.
Wharf is defined as to provide with or bring to a wood or stone structure at a body of water.(verb)
See wharf in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE hwerf, a dam or bank to keep out water, lit., a turning < base of hweorfan, to turn < IE base *kwerp-, to turn > Gr karpos, wrist
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noun pl. wharves wharves (hwôrvz, wôrvz) or wharfs
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hwearf.
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